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Sometimes a place takes on a life—or a death—of its own.
From the distance, the farm looked almost invisible. Just a slightly uneven line of lighter tan against the earth tones of the mountains. Only as I approached it, my rental car bumping and lurching over the rough ground, did the details become apparent, and then I began to feel kind of jumpy. I’d decided earlier to keep as positive a frame of mind as I could, but as I got closer that resolve began to melt away.
Up close, the place looked just about as desolate and Godforsaken as I’d expected.… Read the rest